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Compass Group North America,

Charlotte, NC

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A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 200,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.

Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

Who is Foodbuy?

We are the industry leader in procurement and supply chain solutions.  We are the subsidiary to the 6


largest company in the world (Compass Group PLC), yet Foodbuy’s CEO knows all associates by their name.  We pride ourselves on our ability to source and provide a variety of products and services that help our customers more easily, and cost effectively, run their businesses.  We work with clients in the Hospitality, Restaurant, Healthcare, Education and Entertainment industries, and of course we support Compass Group-- which is the world’s largest contract food and support services provider.

Why Foodbuy?

We care about our associates, our clients, and our community.  We think big, encourage innovation and debate, and seek out game changers.  Our benefits and PTO offerings are strong.  Our compensation packages are competitive.  And we are constantly growing, and we want our associates’ careers to grow along with us.  We have an open and modern work environment, believe in flexibility, and promote a collaborative open door environment.

Additionally, we follow a value system called FORT, which stands for Flexibility, Optimistic, Resourceful, and Transparent.  FORT is the foundation for everything we do at Foodbuy.  It is how we behave and interact with our clients, business partners and fellow associates. 

Job Summary

The Role

Are you passionate about pairing new and creative solutions with established procurement expertise to deliver best in class results? Do you perform at your best in a fast moving, growth culture that values flexibility, optimism, resourcefulness and transparency?  Are you able to think strategically and also roll up your sleeves to execute operationally? Are you a natural leader who always brings the best out of people?  If the answer is yes, come join us!  

This is an exciting senior level position where you will lead a large team that is responsible for strategic development and execution of category strategy to deliver financial results across a very broad portfolio of customers. Categories in scope includes all direct and indirect Supplies, Equipment & Services – everything that isn’t Food!  Programs like Foodservice Disposables and  Equipment, Fleet, Travel, Facilities Maintenance, Contingent Labor, Uniforms, Office Supplies to name a few.  We are expanding rapidly in the Hospitality sector and new contracts cover customer needs in areas such as Lighting, Air Scent, Deep Cleaning, AV equipment, Furniture and Fixtures and Paint.  

This role reports into the Senior Vice President of Category Development and is based our Charlotte, NC.

What You’ll Do

Define and execute the strategy for the SES function, balancing your time and focus between growing existing high margin, mature, foodservice focused categories with launching exciting new portfolio offerings to compete in underpenetrated business channels.   

Lead, motivate and develop a team of 26 Category Development Managers and Specialists to deliver successful commercial results.

Manage senior level relationships within Foodbuy and with suppliers and customers. 

Achieve annual financial targets and take ownership for budget setting, ongoing management and monthly re-forecasting of income at a detailed supplier level.

Maintain a robust understanding of competitor offerings and present opportunities to derive new commercial advantage.

Work effectively in a growth focused environment, developing new tools and processes and bringing pragmatic solutions.

Draw conclusions and insights from large data sets, quickly and accurately.

What You’ll Need

10 years management experience in procurement with a track record of outstanding leadership behavior and results. 

Expertise in a variety of Supplies, Equipment and Services categories.   

A passion for quality and the ability to consistently extract the best from people.

Proven record in developing strategic business plans, creating annual budgets and managing cross functional projects. 

Strong business acumen and analytical mind.

Experience negotiating and building relationships at senior levels. 

A great attitude –flexibility, optimism, resourcefulness and transparency.

Ability to provide strategic direction and also contribute at the operational level. 

Energy to operate at pace in a rapidly changing environment and manage multiple agendas. 

Flexibility to deliver in new, undefined space (“the gray”) at times as well as within defined processes and established structure.

Outstanding presentation and influencing skills. 

Apply to Foodbuy today!

Foodbuy is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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Compass Group North America is the leader in foodservice management and support services. We serve six million meals a day, from corporate cafes to school lunches, from vending to restaurants.

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